Rosanne

I have had UC for over 31 years now. About 6 years ago I had what is called a CRVO (Central Retinal Vein Occlusion) It is when there is veins in your eye that leak and cause visual problems.

20+ Questions for the Longtime UC Patient

Introduction: Central Retinal Vein Occlusion and Macular Edema. Yes… I am writing about eyes. I have had UC for over 31 years now. About 6 years ago I had what is called a CRVO (Central Retinal Vein Occlusion) It is when there is veins in your eye that leak and cause visual problems. It is quite serious. How I knew I had it…in the middle… Read More »20+ Questions for the Longtime UC Patient

Any Suggestions to Kick My Butt in the Butt?

Introduction: As a 30 year UC veteran…mercaptopurine, prednisone, apriso. Was hospitalized 6 months ago. 1st time in 29 years. I was on IV of prednisone for 4 days. The rest in the hospital did me wonders! Colitis Symptoms: Gassy…can feel it moving along. My Colitis Story: HELP!! As a 30 year veteran…I can tell when stuff happens before it does! Past 2 days I could… Read More »Any Suggestions to Kick My Butt in the Butt?

30 Years With Colitis AND Still Living the Good Life

Meet Rosanne: 57 year old female. Diagnosed in 1982 at 27 years old. Hospitalized 2 times 1983 and May of this year 2012. Have 3 children. Current meds 20 mg prednisone, .375 Apriso (4/day), Mercaptopurine-6MP (3day/2day/2day/3day cycle). On Atenolol for a rapid heart beat I have had since in my teens…put on it about 4 years ago because doctors just brushed it off. A few… Read More »30 Years With Colitis AND Still Living the Good Life